shadow play

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shadow play

n.
A play presented by casting shadows of puppets or actors on a screen. Also called shadowgraph, shadow show.

shadow play

n
(Theatre) a theatrical entertainment using shadows thrown by puppets or actors onto a lighted screen

shad′ow play`


n.
a show in which shadows of puppets, flat figures, or live actors are projected onto a lighted screen.
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Noun1.shadow play - a drama executed by throwing shadows on a wallshadow play - a drama executed by throwing shadows on a wall
show - a social event involving a public performance or entertainment; "they wanted to see some of the shows on Broadway"
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To make sense of a world that makes no sense, he employs a shadow puppet named Remote.
New techniques are required urgently to give new life to the Chinese shadow puppet. Fortunately, digital shadow puppet can help solve this problem.
Addressing issues of racial discrimination, gender inequality and sexuality, a different kind of exhibition is set to take place in Limassol next week centred on Kara Walker's 17-minute shadow puppet video.
The puppet show originated from the central plains of China where it used to be a shadow puppet play with two-dimensional figurines made from dried leather strips and controlled by three iron rods connected at the hands and torso of the puppet.
"Lighting is always crazy for us because (Manual Cinema is) a shadow puppet company a so this show had really interesting requirements," said co-director Julia Miller.
The element of movement in a shadow puppet merges naturally with human expressiveness in language and renders all matter potentially lifelike, manipulable, poetic, versatile, kinetic and eye-catching (Peyton, 2011).
Using only hat and shadow puppets with a small screen to throw the shadows onto, Ruqaya Aamer and Sowsan Hassan along with Kanwal Hameed as the narrator and shadow puppet master, created a delightful world of story for the children to enter and allow their imaginations to run free.
The show featured a number of actors who were joined on stage by life-sized puppets as well as a shadow puppet show.
Gamelan Sari Pandhawa will present an evening of wayang kulit, the traditional shadow puppet theater of Indonesia, in a retelling of the Old English epic poem "Beowulf" this weekend.
Ana Garcia, three, at The Gruffalo's Child Shadow Puppet Workshop at Seven Stories
A cameo by fellow Shadow Puppet Miles Kane closed a superb encore, leaving 20,000 of the Monkeys' fans ready to face North Greenwich's ghouls and zombies.
Call 08000 147 111 2 Sticks, Stones, Broken BonesWith flying chickens, brain transplants and sneaky ninjas, watch household junk being transformed Fun for into shadow puppet cartoons.